Power Trace using bad DPI - HELP

Trying to trace a raster image, PT changes the dpi to what seems to be 72 dpi. The trace looks terrible.

any ideas?

Here is what i've tried:

150 / 200 / 300 / 600 / 1200 dpi at 100% (12"x12")
Formats: .jpg / .psd / .tif / .bmp / .png

I have gone through all the PT settings. Line art seemed to work best.


I have tried 0 - 100% smoothing. I cannot seem to get PT to NOT change the Image dpi!



  • Unfortunately, the old adage, "garbage in garbage out" holds true.

    No vector conversion program, (that I've seen), Corel's Power Trace, Illy's Live Trace or even VectorMagic, can perform miracles.

    Some are better than others, some do specific things better than others. None of them are perfect.

    It's been my experience that if you have a low-res, crappy .jpg, even if you manipulate the image beforehand, you will  have quite a bit of node editing to do. Sometimes re-drawig from scratch is a better/quicker/more accurate solution.

    ............then there's always a vector conversion service. Gads of them around these days. $15.00  can sometimes be a real bargain!


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